Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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3 Things I’m Glad I Did While at Rochester
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What are EcoReps?
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Anthropology: The Study of Humans
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Budgeting in College: Four Tips to Keep You from Going Broke
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Visit Italy over Spring Break, Study Latin Epigraphy!
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Linguistics: The Study of Language
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What To Do After You’re Admitted
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Eight Tips When You’re Sick in College
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How to Make Your College Application Stand Out
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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Russian Studies

3 Things I’m Glad I Did While at Rochester

Graduation is around the corner for me (still can’t believe it), and out of nostalgia, anxiety for the future, and lots of love for Rochester, I thought I would look back on three things I’m glad I did during my undergrad years at Rochester. 1. Study abroad. During the spring semester of my junior year,[…]

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What are EcoReps?

What is an EcoRep? An EcoRep is a dynamic first-year student who educates about environmental issues in their residence hall by hosting hall programs and maintaining an EcoBoard. In the spirit of our motto, we want to make our campus and world ever better, specifically by encouraging sustainable living. EcoReps also move in before most of the other first-year students[…]

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Anthropology: The Study of Humans

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Commonly described as “making the strange familiar and the familiar strange,” anthropology is the study of human culture from the past, present, and future and everything that culture intersects with. Anthropology is an enormous and incredibly important field of study. After all, in a lot of ways, it’s the[…]

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Budgeting in College: Four Tips to Keep You from Going Broke

Just when you thought you were finally done with stressing out about money, after all of the financial aid calculators, coin counting, and interest calculating, I’m here to tell you that it is not over once you’re in college (and it probably never will be). College and financial stability have a hard time co-existing in the lives[…]

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Visit Italy over Spring Break, Study Latin Epigraphy!

For my spring break this year, I decided to visit Rome, Italy. This was possible by taking a two-credit class studying Latin epigraphy through the Department of Religion & Classics here at Rochester. Latin epigraphy can be found all over Italy and especially Rome, as it is nothing but the chiseling, painting, and perhaps encasing,[…]

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Linguistics: The Study of Language

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow In high school, I once heard linguistics referred to as “the most human of the sciences and the most scientific of the humanities,” and I said “I want to do that.” I immediately started looking for colleges with strong linguistics programs. Long story short, I found Rochester![…]

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What To Do After You’re Admitted

If you are reading this and you have just been accepted to the University of Rochester, major CONGRATULATIONS! I genuinely wish everyone the best of luck as they accept their different decisions, but of course, I am definitely going to nudge you into going to Rochester. Although I could tell you everything great about Rochester,[…]

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Eight Tips When You’re Sick in College

You look at your schedule. Classes from 9 am to 4 pm followed by extracurriculars, work, and a party. Within the first five minutes, you already find yourself exhausted—constant coughing and sneezing. It’s easy to overwork yourself in college. Here’s your guide to taking a break and getting better. 1. Don’t over-exert yourself. Seriously. That weekly club meeting?[…]

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How to Make Your College Application Stand Out

Millions of applications are submitted to colleges every year. If you are a high school senior and have just gone through the admissions process, you know what it’s like. For high school juniors, or those applying for transfer, it can be overwhelming. I have five tips on how to stand out in a large pool of students.[…]

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Modern Languages and Cultures Spotlight: Russian Studies

by Sara Kowalski, Class of 2017, Humanities Fellow Recently I’ve shared spotlights on Romance languages, Central European languages, and East Asian languages, and this week I’m exploring Russian studies! Here at Rochester, we have majors, minors, and clusters in both Russian and Russian studies. Russian spans both language and culture and counts as the humanities requirement. Russian studies[…]

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